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Sport McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow
Author: 0 McGregor backers: Mayweather fight is no sideshow

Though Mayweather has hit the mat only once in his career, they likely will be betting on a knockout when the two meet August 26 in Las Vegas. It might be some kind of weird disqualification when McGregor finds out Mayweather doesn't stick his chin out to be hit the way some UFC fighters do or really does try to kick Mayweather when he's down.

Author: 0 Lonzo Ball says he has 'very same confidence' as dad LaVar Ball

LaVar has been something of a lightning rod of attention throughout the college season and during the run-up to the NBA Draft , making headline grabbing comments after UCLA's loss in the Sweet Sixteen and claiming that he could beat Michael Jordan one-on-one in his prime .

Author: 0 Zaheer backs Pakistan to win high-octane final

Sarfraz added: "After that first loss, we were very down". Jos Buttler (4), Moeen Ali (11) and Adil Rashid (7) fell quickly and Ben Stokes, one of the most destructive batsmen in the world, failed to hit a boundary in a scratchy 34 as the Pakistan bowlers dominated.

Author: 0 Donald Trump declares The New restrictions on Cuba trade and travel today

Either way, Trump hopes his measures will prod Cuba to improve human rights - and redirect more US money to private Cuban businesses. And they may be told they can't stay in state-run Cuban hotels - at least those run by the military, which controls most of Cuba's tourism industry.

Sport UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Airlifted Following Truck Collision With Train
Author: 0 UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes Airlifted Following Truck Collision With Train

Dana White says that injured person is in fact Hughes. As of now, investigators are still trying to identify what caused the crash. According to SJ-R.com, the state police are investigating the crash. The former UFC Welterweight Champion last competed at UFC 135 in September 2011, the now retired fighter was knocked out by Josh Koscheck that night.

Author: 0 Ronaldo seeks Real Madrid exit after tax accusations

Spain's tax authorities have asked prosecutors to press charges against Ronaldo for tax fraud and are reportedly seeking a five-year jail sentence. Manchester United fans love Cristiano Ronaldo as they've shown every time the Portuguese player had come back to Old Trafford. The A Bola front page on Friday says Ronaldo has declared his intentions and when he claimed his decision is " irreversible ", it did not take the Spanish club by surprise.

Author: 0 Did Golden State Warriors vote to skip White House visit?

Q: It was mentioned before that Kevin Durant lost his first NBA Finals when you won your first NBA Finals. After rocking the NBA previous year with his decision to leave Oklahoma City as a free agent and sign with the Golden State Warriors , Kevin Durant's dream came true Monday when Golden State beat Cleveland 129-120 to win the best-of-seven NBA Finals four games to one.

Author: 0 Mauricio Pochettino can not wait for start to new season with Tottenham

The Challenge Cup is a hugely popular event and was won previous year by Hull FC, who beat Warrington Wolves 12-10 in front of over 76,000 people. But it could prove a tricky opening few weeks for the defending champions too, with Chelsea hosting Everton (26 August), visiting 2015-16 winners Leicester after the worldwide break and then welcoming Arsenal (16 September).

Author: 0 Cars towed, citations issued after Warriors win

Durant, who famously called his mom the "real MVP" when he won the NBA MVP Award in 2014, knew what it felt like to lose a 3-1 lead - and losing to LeBron James . "That's the plan, so I just got to keep pushing forward". The Cavs managed to stave off elimination once in this series with a 137-116 win in Game 4 at home but couldn't pull off another improbable comeback this year.

Author: 0 Resurgent Hasan starring for Pakistan at Champions Trophy

Pakistan were thrashed by 124 runs by defending champions India in the first group match in the eight-team tournament, but rebounded quickly to beat South Africa and Sri Lanka to qualify for their third Champions Trophy semi-final. 'I know you guys had us as favourites for this competition but that wasn't the opinion of the team nor me. While Pakistan looks at a possible reunion with India on Sunday, the Virat Kohli-led side will take on Bangladesh at Edgbaston on Thursday.

Author: 0 London Urges Qatar, Gulf States to De-Escalate Situation

Arab countries, led by Saudi Arabia, have called on Qatar to end its support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood - both terrorist adversaries of Israel. French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian is scheduled to talk Monday with his Qatari counterpart. In a statement, central bank governor Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani ruled out imposing capital controls, saying authorities were committed to free cross-border flows of money, and said Qatari banks could use overseas offices in Asia and ...

Sport Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach
Author: 0 Panthers hire Bob Boughner as head coach

Boughner being handed the coaching reins comes on the heels of a 35-36-11 campaign. "I'm glad I did what I did", Boughner told WindsorEssexTV in a Facebook Live event last month. Boughner coached the Windsor Spitfires from 2006 until 2010, before leaving to become an assistant with the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Panthers are in the midst of a franchise retooling after a messy 2015-16 season.

Sport Liverpool ready to break transfer record for Mohamed Salah
Author: 0 Liverpool ready to break transfer record for Mohamed Salah

Liverpool , however, have yet to launch a new offer after their opening bid of £28m was rejected. "And we'll decide, if this offer arrives, if we should sell him or not", the clubs sporting director said. That would see the club's current transfer record, paid out for Andy Carroll in 2011, marginally surpassed and potentially increased by an inclusion of add-ons.

Sport Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh
Author: 0 Kohli wary of 'dangerous' Bangladesh

The Defending champions "Men in Blue" made it to the semi-finals of the ICC Champions Trophy after defeating South Africa in a must-win encounter in the final league match by eight wickets. "Going into a big game like this, we're going to treat it as how we treated the last game". Now-exiled Ashraful also said pressure would be on India and added only one-two percent separates both the teams.

Author: 0 Bacsinszky Bursts Into Second Roland Garros Semifinal

There are two superstar players who emerged today as major trump cards in the tournament, Caroline Wozniacki , all but written off years ago after failing to capitalize on her top ranking by winning a grand slam title, and Kristina Mladenovic , who has been defeating top players all season long and is a WTA talent to watch .

Author: 0 Golden State Warriors' MVP Kevin Durant adds an important title: champion

The 2017 NBA Championship title was a long-awaited, first-time title for finals MVP Kevin Durant . Two clutch threes by J.R. Smith before the end of the second quarter kept the Cavaliers in the game . "I work hard , I believe in myself, I believe in the game , I respect the game , I love the game , and I knew at some point in my life that it will come around for me".

Sport Wyn Jones to lead Lions against Crusaders, no place for Warburton
Author: 0 Wyn Jones to lead Lions against Crusaders, no place for Warburton

They kicked off with a laboured win over New Zealand Provincial Barbarians , a side that included some semi-professional players, before losing to the Blues. But, for now, Gatland insists: "We haven't spoken about a Test combination". I thought we played pretty well and competed with a side that's got a very good record here at Eden Park.

Author: 0 Kei Nishikori earns rare win to reach quarterfinals again

Murray, a 2016 finalist, will next face 2015 victor Stan Wawrinka , who won his eighth straight against Marin Cilic , 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. "I played a really good match a year ago, I was very aggressive in that one", Murray told Jon Wertheim of The Tennis Channel on air.

Author: 0 Deadly explosions rock funeral in tense Kabul

Anger at the government for not doing more to prevent that attack led to protests on Friday. The protesters are demanding removal of Ghani's shaky government and pushing for formation of an interim administration, at least partly for its failure to stop the attacks.

Sport Men on top; Women out of Indonesia Open
Author: 0 Men on top; Women out of Indonesia Open

However, it was curtains for Saina and Sindhu as they lost their second round matches in three-game affairs. Prannoy opened up a 6-0 lead in the opening game and then jumped to a 10-3 advantage. World No. 22 Srikanth, however, had to toil hard to get across Jorgensen, seeded fourth in the event. In the decider, Srikanth fought back from 6-8 and 11-13 down to reel off six straight points at 14-14 to eventually comfortably seal the match in his favour.

Sport Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child
Author: 0 Johnson arrives for US Open after birth of child

Opens, meanwhile, have been most notable for Dustin Johnson's three-putt on the 18th green at a baked-out Chambers Bay, then Johnson's three-shot win previous year at Oakmont despite a scoring/rules dust-up that left him playing the final seven holes without knowing the exact size of his lead.

Sport Chelsea star Costa open to Atletico Madrid return but rules out China
Author: 0 Chelsea star Costa open to Atletico Madrid return but rules out China

However, Atletico wouldn't be able to register Costa as one of their players until January due to their transfer ban. "They can loan me out to some team in Spain , Brazil or wherever, but I have to play", he said. "Right now I am a Chelsea player because I have a contract, but if the coach doesn't want me there then I have to leave". The fight for the place has to be fair to stay and fight, but the fight is not fair and I have to leave.

Author: 0 Alvaro Morata's agent drops big hint on Manchester United move

His agent, Juanma Lopez , made it plain to Real last week that Morata was edging towards an exit, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema ahead of him in Zinedine Zidane's pecking order. "Who knows, maybe we'll be team-mates next year", he told Tele 5. "I have not yet met with the representatives from Real Madrid ". As they prepare to return to the Champions League and look to launch a serious Premier League title bid next season, United may be far from finished in the summer ...

Author: 0 French Open 2017: Andy Murray beats Kei Nishikori in quarter-finals

Andy Murray unleashes a return during his straight sets victory over Russia's Karen Khachanov . It is a repeat of last year's semi-final, which Murray won in four sets before going on to lose in the final. Sometimes you can play so bad before a Grand Slam , but the Grand Slam comes and you win somehow, and you don't know why. Murray, who lost back-to-back matches to Borna Coric and Fabio Fognini in Madrid and Rome, said: "They are all obviously playing extremely well".

Sport England go down to 10 men France
Author: 0 England go down to 10 men France

ENGLAND were simply not good enough in losing to ten-man France , admits captain Harry Kane . But with 12 minutes left Ousmane Dembele hit France's victor to complete victory in Paris. An unmarked Olivier Giroud headed a free-kick at goal, which Tom Heaton could only parry into the path of Barcelona defender Samuel Umtiti , who slammed the ball in from close range.

Sport Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open
Author: 0 Rafael Nadal Makes History at the French Open

Nadal said when he first won the title in 2005 he would not have imagined he would still be playing in 2017, let alone winning, and said 10 titles had a special ring to it. The most number of games dropped by the Spaniard en route to lifting the Coupe des Mousquetaires was 96 in 2011, while the most games Nadal has ever dropped on the way to winning any Grand Slam was 100 when he won his second Wimbledon title in 2010.

Author: 0 50 years today since the start of the 1967 Middle East War

In the 1967 war, Israel occupied the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and subsequently annexed east Jerusalem , in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. Israel's bold territorial gains in 1967 have never been recognised by the Palestinians or the vast majority of the worldwide community. Nearly two thirds of Jewish Israelis felt that Israel's control of the West Bank contributed to the state's security, and nearly half felt Israel should still annex the territory claimed by ...

Sport Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland
Author: 0 Kane rescues draw for England against Scotland

It was just phenomenal. England striker Harry Kane has described his side's 2-2 draw with Scotland on Saturday as "a point gained" after they kept their unbeaten qualifying record alive with a late equaliser. "But you cant switch off against this England side, because they will punish you and that is what they did in the end". It will be a good game, a good test against one of the best in the world.

Sport Bayern signs French midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon
Author: 0 Bayern signs French midfielder Corentin Tolisso from Lyon

Tolisso has eclipsed Javi Martinez - brought in from Athletic Bilbao for £34m - as Bayern's all-time record signing. It has been confirmed that both clubs have agreed to an undisclosed transfer fee, and Tolisso has accepted Bayern's offer as well.